TIFF ’22 dispatches: Game Theory Films levels up

Plus: Dufferin Gate Studios expands its studio space, the DGC reveals the long-list for the Jean-Marc Vallée DGC Discovery Award, and more.

Titan1Studios developing YA novel series The Coseema Saga

Canadian writer Alison Hepburn will adapt the first book in the YA fantasy and sci-fi series by novelist Bridgette Dutta Portman for TV.

AMI, OUTtv set first collaboration

2sLGBTQ+ short-form series, Womb Envy, uses Integrated Described Video to make it more accessible for viewers who are blind and partially sighted.

The Grizzlie Truth among Canadian world debuts at VIFF

The Crave original doc is one of six Canadian features to world bow at the 41st Vancouver International Film Festival.

The determination and dash of luck that propelled Riceboy Sleeps

TIFF ’22: Filmmaker Anthony Shim shares how securing critical financial partners on his sophomore drama Riceboy Sleeps kept the integrity of his vision.

Hot Sheet

Hot Sheet: Game of Thrones conquers overall TV demand in Canada

HBO’s prequel series to Game of Thrones, House of the Dragon, came in second on the overall TV demand chart for the week of Aug. 29 to Sept. 4.

In Brief: Five NFB features set for Calgary International Film Festival

Plus: The City of Toronto sets new film production sustainability measure, Golden Delicious will open the 22nd Reelworld Film Festival, and more.

Cineplex exploring ‘all avenues’ in light of Cineworld bankruptcy filing

The Canadian theatre chain warned investors that Cineworld “may not have the ability to satisfy the full amount of any damages or costs” ordered by the court due to the bankruptcy proceedings.

Aircraft Pictures, Dolphin Entertainment to produce Youngblood adaptation

Canadian filmmaker Charles Officer is set to direct the feature adaptation of the 1986 American film of the same name.

Clement Virgo debuts ‘most personal film to date’ with Brother

TIFF ’22: With a goal of authenticity, Virgo and producer Damon D’Oliveira cast actors with a deep understanding of the immigrant experience.

Trans Filmmakers Summit x TIFF ‘a huge move in visibility’

Organizers explain the genesis of the first-ever event, which stems from the Trans Film Mentorship and founding film partner, Something You Said Last Night.

Blue Ant acquires Mike Holmes home reno programming

The acquisition includes more than 200 hours of programming from the library of unscripted original series and specials featuring the celebrity contractor.

Jesse Wente to step down from Indigenous Screen Office

Kerry Swanson has been appointed as executive director, with Wente set to leave at the end of the year.

TIFF to honour Buffy Sainte-Marie at the 2022 Tribute Awards

The Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter will be awarded the Jeff Skoll Award in Impact Media.

NFB announces new head of its Quebec and Atlantic studio

Rohan Fernando will be based out of Halifax, where he will work on the NFB’s English-language documentary production slate.